Services

  • Former stateroom beginning to be converted to Laundry center
    Former stateroom beginning to be converted to Laundry center
  • Fitting equipment
    Fitting equipment
  • Washer/Dryer installed, with folding table
    Washer/Dryer installed, with folding table
  • Washer/Dryer installed, with folding table
    Washer/Dryer installed, with folding table
This cruising couple needed a laundry room, not an extra stateroom, so a decision was made to convert the port guest stateroom to a laundry center complete with folding/work table.
  • Original teak decks leaking badly and in poor condition
    Original teak decks leaking badly and in poor condition
  • Original teak decks leaking badly and in poor condition
    Original teak decks leaking badly and in poor condition
  • Removing original deck
    Removing original deck
  • Fiberglass deck under teak needed a great deal of repair, and removal of water from core
    Fiberglass deck under teak needed a great deal of repair, and removal of water from core
This customer had recently purchased this very nice Grand Banks, which unfortunately needed work on the deck, as well as some other changes, including new laundry center, TV cabinet, and other misc items. After investigating cost of new teak, as...
  • Custom Teak Fold up TV cabinet
    Custom Teak Fold up TV cabinet
  • Fitting prior to final install
    Fitting prior to final install
  • Customer supplied monitor
    Customer supplied monitor
Customer wanted something relatively simple for the TV monitor, this worked out quite well, finished with Eppifannes satin. a new headliner was also installed
  • one of two powerful 3phase ventilation motors
    one of two powerful 3phase ventilation motors
  • Engine Room distribution
    Engine Room distribution
  • Auto or manual closing vents
    Auto or manual closing vents
  • 105' Fedship
    105' Fedship
This beautiful older Fedship required the engine room ventilation system to be replaced. It was also required to improve the original system significantly, with improved flow and an automatic closing feature for fire supression. This new system...
  • New Garmin Multifuntion displays installed
    New Garmin Multifuntion displays installed
  • Update all electronics and helm area
    Update all electronics and helm area
  • Installing new equipment after laminating
    Installing new equipment after laminating
  • Bridge sole water damage
    Bridge sole water damage
Old electronics, analog instrumentation, and other original equipment was removed, cutouts filled and lower helm re-laminated. New Garmin MFDs installed to display XM weather and audio, radar, sonar, moving map w/GPS and video feeds from 4 new...
  • Badly damaged teak decks
    Badly damaged teak decks
  • Removal of old decking
    Removal of old decking
  • New decks finished
    New decks finished
  • Aft deck after removal of old decking
    Aft deck after removal of old decking
The aft decks were particularly in rough shape, the boat had been hit at the platform several times, cleats were not secure, bases for removable aft rails were rotten and badly damaged, hatch cores were saturated with water and an old fiberglass...
  • Wesmar Fiberglass/ hydraulic Stern Thruster install
    Wesmar Fiberglass/ hydraulic Stern Thruster install
  • Wesmar Fiberglass/ hydraulic Stern Thruster install
    Wesmar Fiberglass/ hydraulic Stern Thruster install
  • Wesmar Fiberglass/ hydraulic Stern Thruster install
    Wesmar Fiberglass/ hydraulic Stern Thruster install
  • Wesmar Fiberglass/ hydraulic Stern Thruster install
    Wesmar Fiberglass/ hydraulic Stern Thruster install
The owner of this beautiful 86' San Lorenzo wanted to add a Wesmar Stern thruster
  • Fabricated aluminum motor mount
    Fabricated aluminum motor mount
  • Welded mount to custom rolled 12" tube
    Welded mount to custom rolled 12" tube
  • Motor installed and tested prior to final installation
    Motor installed and tested prior to final installation
Wesmar Electric 12" dual prop Bow Thruster install on this 66' Burger
  • Spur Install
    Spur Install
Gillen Diesel installs new Spurs as well as maintains original equipment. These devices work extremely well!
  • Garmin 8215 Electronics Install
    Garmin 8215 Electronics Install
This was one of the first Garmin 8215 systems installed, featuring 25kw radar, Garmin autopilot, and Sonar with Airmars R99 2kw Broadband dual freq transducer.
  • Building Aluminum plate stabilizer support
    Building Aluminum plate stabilizer support
  • Stabilizer base plate installed
    Stabilizer base plate installed
  • Stabilizer, dual piston, aluminum hull
    Stabilizer, dual piston, aluminum hull
This 99' Weis was extended to 129' vessel. Gillen Diesel installed 16 sq ft DSP 4803 Wesmar at anchor stabilization fin in this aluminum hulled yacht.
  • 3208 CAT overhaul-port engine
    3208 CAT overhaul-port engine
  • 3208 Cat overhaul-stbd engine
    3208 Cat overhaul-stbd engine
  • 3208 CAT overhaul-port engine
    3208 CAT overhaul-port engine
  • 3208 CAT overhaul-port engine
    3208 CAT overhaul-port engine
Both these engines were severely damaged when salt water flow was stopped due to debris. Engines were removed from the vessel, then completely overhauled in our shop. They were then painted, all new electrical harness made, a new dual alarm system...
  • Garmin Electronic Install
    Garmin Electronic Install
  • Garmin Electronic Install
    Garmin Electronic Install
  • 21KW Phasor Generator install
    21KW Phasor Generator install
  • 1 of 2 21kw Generators installed
    1 of 2 21kw Generators installed
  • Original side door
    Original side door
  • Hinged side door
    Hinged side door
  • New modified side door
    New modified side door
This yacht customer desired to change the side boarding door which had previously blocked the deck to a door that opened out.
  • Equipment needed to be relocated prior to actuator install
    Equipment needed to be relocated prior to actuator install
  • Grinding area for mounting block - note vacuum line to outside boat
    Grinding area for mounting block - note vacuum line to outside boat
  • Laminated block in place
    Laminated block in place
  • Actuator installed
    Actuator installed
This vessel was not equipped with stabilizers and was desired by owner. Proper location for fin required the relocation of much of the equipment in the engine room. In addition the 9' Wesmar stabilizer fin needed to be modified to clear the...
  • Existing ladder prior to refit
    Existing ladder prior to refit
  • Exiting transom after new paint
    Exiting transom after new paint
  • Extending existing swim platform
    Extending existing swim platform
  • Fabricating anodized aluminum stairs
    Fabricating anodized aluminum stairs
Customer desired to improve accessibility on the classic 1964 Burger yacht to the aft deck for swimming and boarding of dingy and did not want a ladder but wanted stairs. This was part of a major post purchase refit performed at Gillen Diesel...
  • Installing 700 gpd HRO Safari Modular Water maker
    Installing 700 gpd HRO Safari Modular Water maker
  • Boost pump, hi pressure pump, pre-filters for water maker
    Boost pump, hi pressure pump, pre-filters for water maker
This 1964 Burger had the old style crawl in engine room space where space and access was a premium. This boat was part of a major post purchase refit performed by Gillen Diesel. The Burger never had a water maker on-board. First, we removed...
  • Interior covered with door skin for protection
    Interior covered with door skin for protection
  • Prior to Piston removal
    Prior to Piston removal
  • Failed antisiphon valve
    Failed antisiphon valve
  • Replaced cooling system antisiphon valve
    Replaced cooling system antisiphon valve
This 1993 90' Swans' Volvo engine was originally overhauled during a 1997 refit period at Gillen Diesel and Marine. After 3 circumnavigations, 6700 hours as well as ingesting water it was decided to overhaul the motor onsite in San Diego CA.
  • Field overhaul of4045 50KW John Deere Generator
    Field overhaul of4045 50KW John Deere Generator
  • Considerable wear and aging of all components
    Considerable wear and aging of all components
  • Genset prior to test run and finish paint
    Genset prior to test run and finish paint
  • Looking forward from generator area
    Looking forward from generator area
Originally we installed this John Deere 4045 AFM generator new during this Gillen Diesel 1997 major refit of this 1993 90 'Swan. After 3 circumnavigations and over 15,000 hours we were called to overhaul the generator and main engine in San Diego...
  • Leaking steel fuel tank
    Leaking steel fuel tank
  • Minimal clearance above tank
    Minimal clearance above tank
  • Cutting tank into pieces for removal
    Cutting tank into pieces for removal
  • Half of tank removed
    Half of tank removed
Older 1988 55' Jefferson had leaking steel fuel tanks. In order to replace tanks with minimal amount of work tanks were cut in pieces and removed, then a new aluminum tank is fabricated by making 2 smaller tanks connecting them together with...
  • Faulty hydraulic pump on transmission
    Faulty hydraulic pump on transmission
  • Engine room
    Engine room
  • Condition of injectors
    Condition of injectors
  • Adjusting valves
    Adjusting valves
Customer was coming in for overdue routine engine service and also complained of low gear oil pressure in one of the transmissions. 3000 hour service was performed on the 16V2000 DDC/MTU engines and 100 KW John Deere gensets. Starboard...
  • Failed Thruster
    Failed Thruster
  • Rebuilding Gear Box
    Rebuilding Gear Box
  • Rebuilding Wesmar Dual Gear Box
    Rebuilding Wesmar Dual Gear Box
  • Overhauled unit reinstalled on vessel
    Overhauled unit reinstalled on vessel
The 12' single prop Wesmar bow thruster unit had locked up and upon dissambly found oil was badly burnt and upper seal leaking. This unit had never been serviced since newly installed 15 years ago. New bearings and seals were installed,...
  • Upside down view of fabricated freezer prior to installation
    Upside down view of fabricated freezer prior to installation
  • Fitting insulated box
    Fitting insulated box
  • Fitting fabricated freezer under existing center top
    Fitting fabricated freezer under existing center top
  • Nearly finished freezer product
    Nearly finished freezer product
The yacht required additional deep freezer space for carrying meats and flash freezing fish and lobster when caught. The solution was to convert a rarely used grill area to accomodate this requirement.
  • Eskimo ice Chipper install
    Eskimo ice Chipper install
Insulated an existing storage box and use it for the Eskimo Ice Chipper install.
  • 17.5 KW Phasor Generator upgrade
    17.5 KW Phasor Generator upgrade
The original 9.5 KW Onan was far to small to operate the watermaker, eskimo ice chipper and existing electrical load. The new 17.5 Phasor Generator with sound shield replaced the original Onan. Gillen Diesel is very skilled at fabricating the...
  • Rupp outrigger install
    Rupp outrigger install
28' single spreader Rupp outriggers - top mount install plus installed several rod holders were added to the cockpit
  • New HRO watermaker control
    New HRO watermaker control
Installed the HRO Safari 1400 GPD modular watermaker unit with commercial pre-filters. Byuitlizing a modular unit this provided the ability to install a large capacity watermaker in a small vessel which is what the owner required.
  • Props in Shop
    Props in Shop
  • Installed on Vessel
    Installed on Vessel
It has always been desirable to provide antifouling to propellers and other under water bronze components. In the past this was accomplished by a 3 step process that was expensive and short lived. PropSpeed has changed all that. Although it does...
  • Original Interior
    Original Interior
  • Setee Under Construction
    Setee Under Construction
  • Finished Product
    Finished Product
This vessels original design was built to accomodate regular household furniture. Although this seems desirable it is not an efficient use of space. The owner wanted to maximize floor space, improve seating, add storage and provide ability to dine...
  • Removal of Original Bar and Entertainment Center
    Removal of Original Bar and Entertainment Center
  • Original Padded Ceiling Removed
    Original Padded Ceiling Removed
  • Finished Beadboard Ceiling with Removable Teak Perimeter
    Finished Beadboard Ceiling with Removable Teak Perimeter
  • Construction
    Construction
The object of the project was to add a full service bar which inluded a wine chiller, ice machine and wet sink. It was also desired to upgrade all audio and visual components. All existing cabinetry was removed and new African Teak floor added and...
  • Space for Desired Seating and Table
    Space for Desired Seating and Table
  • 2 Piece Fiberglass Back and Base Fitted with Underneath Storage
    2 Piece Fiberglass Back and Base Fitted with Underneath Storage
  • Finished Product
    Finished Product
  • Removable Houser Hole Plug
    Removable Houser Hole Plug
It was deisred to add built-in seating and table to maximize space and provide outdoor dining. Fiberglass was selected for relative ease of fabrication and corrosion resistance. It could have been built from Aluminum or Steel, but it was felt that...
  • 3D CAD Drawing
    3D CAD Drawing
  • Step Detail
    Step Detail
  • View looking Aft
    View looking Aft
  • Layout Sheet for CNC Waterjet Machine
    Layout Sheet for CNC Waterjet Machine
This Aluminum stairs with Stainless Steel hand rails evolved from the original steel design. The original design was an enclosed staircase that provided storage within. It was felt that this would create far to much maintenance and it was desired...
  • Installed ladder in open position
    Installed ladder in open position
  • Cam detail
    Cam detail
  • Ladder in Stow position
    Ladder in Stow position
This swim ladder was designed and installed with ease of entry in mind. The ladder also doubles as a safety device allowing a person to access the vessel in a man overboard scenario. The ladder conveniently folds up and attaches to the vessel.
  • Console from manufacturer
    Console from manufacturer
  • Installing Garmin and autopilot
    Installing Garmin and autopilot
  • Wiring
    Wiring
  • New VHF radio
    New VHF radio
An existing yacht customer took possesion of his new 35' Everglades center console and had Gillen Diesel complete the electronics package. The package included a full Garmin suite including a VHF, autopilot and an enclosed radar. The engine...
  • Prepping for Sand blasting
    Prepping for Sand blasting
  • Sand blasted, overhauled cylinder now ready for painting
    Sand blasted, overhauled cylinder now ready for painting
  • Original rotational bearings
    Original rotational bearings
  • Boom cylinder ready for paint
    Boom cylinder ready for paint
A Nautical Structures 2500lb Davit was completely stripped down to bare metal and components. The metal parts were then sand blasted, primed and finished with DuPont product paints. The electrical components were completely rewired as well as a...
  • Prep work for removal of existing bottom paint
    Prep work for removal of existing bottom paint
  • Blister repair
    Blister repair
  • Final product
    Final product
This 61' Grand Banks is a regular into the yard each year. The captain meteculously maintains this 20 year old vessel and stays ahead of all scheduled maintenance - thereby preserving the overall life of the yacht. This particular yard period due...
  • Concept Drawing for new bar
    Concept Drawing for new bar
  • Finished Product - Fiberglass custom built bar
    Finished Product - Fiberglass custom built bar
  • Chilling station for wine and champagne
    Chilling station for wine and champagne
  • Trash Receptical
    Trash Receptical
The customer wante to remove an existing grill station from the fly bridge on and replace with a wine bar. The in house design of the bar area to included an ice maker, refridgerator drawers and a station for keeping bottles of champagne and wine...
  • Before - Fiberglass Hull
    Before - Fiberglass Hull
  • After - Fiberglass Hull Paint Job
    After - Fiberglass Hull Paint Job
This 1976 Gulfstar 61' sailboat fiberglass hull was painted with Dupont Imron MS 600 paint system.
  • Lights in fabricated rail
    Lights in fabricated rail
  • Housing for underwater lights
    Housing for underwater lights
  • Temporary cover for paint process
    Temporary cover for paint process
  • Easy access to service Underwater Lights
    Easy access to service Underwater Lights
As part of the extension of this steel hull trawler powerful underwater lights were added. The design allows for easy access for service and replacement of bulbs from inside the lazarette hatch of the vessel. Two lights was all that were needed to...
  • Original Aft deck
    Original Aft deck
  • First fitting of fiberglass insert
    First fitting of fiberglass insert
  • New Grill station
    New Grill station

Steel hull vessel needed built in grilling station for aft deck.  Custom built fiberglass enclosure built for housing grill as well as extra storage.  Product was finished with Dupont MS600.

  • Old Crew Quarter
    Old Crew Quarter
  • New Crew Quarter
    New Crew Quarter
  • Sink Moved to Head
    Sink Moved to Head

The project goal was to change the crew quarters from a single bed to a double bed plus move the stateroom sink into the bathroom, update the finish out and add drawers and cedar lined closet.  The double bed was designed so it can easily be...

  • Original 1995 Electronics
    Original 1995 Electronics
  • Fabricating for new Electronics Pannel
    Fabricating for new Electronics Pannel
  • Helm AGM Battery system
    Helm AGM Battery system
  • Final Electronics Install
    Final Electronics Install

The project goal was to replace the original 1995 electronics suite with new electronics and a NMEA 2000 backbone to monitor all major vessel systems.  A full Raymarine E and G series electronics package including cameras was installed.  ...

  • Original Aft Hull
    Original Aft Hull
  • 3D CAD rendering of Hull Extension
    3D CAD rendering of Hull Extension
  • Detailed drawings for cutting of steel plates
    Detailed drawings for cutting of steel plates
  • Cutting into existing fuel tank
    Cutting into existing fuel tank

The Project Goal was to improve access towing and use of the tender. Also it provided easy access for swimming and aft boarding, add 500 gallons additional fuel capacity and improve overall performance.  3D CAD programs were used for design and...

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